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Press A "Carcosa Shore"

Press A recently released the first single, "Carcosa Shore", from their forthcoming debut album which is due out on September 24th. The single and accompanying video, which was created with the help of Clustercuss Entertainment, were inspired by the first season of the hit HBO show "True Detective".

This is the work of Jim Gainer (lead guitar/vocals), Colin Gainer (drums/programming), Matt Gainer (bass), and Erik Gainer (guitar).

   

Julius Dolls "Glamorize"

Indie Pop artist Julius Dolls has released a new single called "Glamorize".

This is the first new music from Dolls since the release of his debut album, Lavish Outlandish, back in December.

   

Half Gringa "Sevenwater"

Half Gringa has released a new single called "Sevenwater". This is the first new music from Half Gringa (aka Isabel "Izzy" Olive) since the release of her 2020 album Force to Reckon.

You can catch Halg Gringa at Lincoln Hall on September 25th with Andrew Sa and Niika.

   

Bumsy and The Moochers "Living The Nightmare"

Ska Punk group Bumsy and The Moochers recently released the first of three singles, "Living The Nightmare", via Sell The Heart Records.

The single is accompanied by the Katie Makes Films created video below.

   

VIDEO: With “Confidence,” Bee-B Demonstrates She Has All Of It

photo courtesy of artist's instagram page

Compton born and raised artist Brittany Chikyra Barber goes by the stage name “Bee-B,” but despite the cutesy name, she has the productivity and work ethic of a veteran industry stalwart, having released multiple critically-acclaimed mixtapes and EPs, along with having written for and collaborated with some of music’s finest, including John Legend, YG, Theophilus London and Kanye West.

Her hot streak extends itself with the debut of her latest track/video, “Confidence,” an assertive and motivational pump-up track, alternating pep-talk with the types of classic self-congratulating boasts that are an defining feature of today’s female-centered rap music.

The track begins with a low, booming electronic drone, almost like the trumpet of a mechanized elephant, instantly seizing the listener’s attention. The rhythm track itself is quite simple, consisting of alternating kick drums and hand claps, carried along by electric organ-like keyboard sounds. Later in the song, buzzing synths that cascade down in tone insert a level of vague menace that compliments Bee-B’s effortless, unbothered flow.

The video itself lightens the mood. Interspersed with scenes of Bee-B and her crew strutting down a futuristic runway, complete with an attentive audience who are all wearing multi-screen video cubes that reflect the artist back onto herself. It’s a vivid metaphor for a rapper’s ambition to be ubiquitous, to “run the game,” so to speak, but it also carries a somewhat dystopian commentary on society’s obsession with celebrity and social media. Fortunately, Bee-B also has a sense of humor, posing as 1) Michael Jackson on the cover of the Thriller album, complete with 80s Jheri curl, 2)a gold medal-winning USA Olympic athlete, complete with Florence Griffith Joyner’s single-leg running pants, and 3)a winner of a $1 billion check for “confidence.”

Humor and bigger-than-life confidence both have a long lineage in the world of rap music, and Bee-B is proving that it will maintain its place as long as she’s around to put her distinctive spin on it. Gabe Hernandez